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I'd like to upgrade from 12.10 to 13.10, even if that means upgrading to 13.04 first

dell@dell:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 12.10
Release:    12.10
Codename:   quantal
dell@dell:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade
[sudo] password for dell: 
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
No new release found
dell@dell:~$

I followed instructions from http://linuxg.net/yet-another-way-to-upgrade-update-from-ubuntu-12-10-to-ubuntu-13-04/, and upgrade ubuntu 12.04 to 13, and http://linuxg.net/update-from-ubuntu-12-10-to-ubuntu-13-04-by-terminal/, and Why is "no new release" found after I'm told its available?, and similar googles. they all tell pretty much the same thing, which I have tried. Software updater continues to say "The software on this computer is up to date". I have never been notified that 13.x is available.

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try doing sudo apt-get update and upgrade before do-release-upgrade. –  akki Jan 8 at 10:36

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Use the terminal to insert the following commands:

Upgrading to the new version:

sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo do-release-upgrade -d

(-d will let you see new versions)

After the upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -f dist-upgrade`

Hope it helped you out.

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had already tried sudo do-release-upgrade -c and also -f; did a power cycle between update-manager-core (which was already installed) and this one kicked it off. Of course, about 3 hours into the process my wife turned off the laptop so I got stuck in a 'power failure during installation' type error. which askubuntu.com/a/40058/99436 resolved (plus a sudo fsck -f). after that, dpkg --configure -d came to the rescue. All happily working again! Cheers for the tip! –  frumbert Jan 8 at 22:19

I'd suggest that you check and ensure that "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" is set correctly.

  1. Open Software Sources.
  2. In the "Updates" tab, ensure that "Notify me of a new Ubuntu version" is set to "For any new version".
  3. Then retry:

    do-release-upgrade
    
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yep, it was. this was mentioned by some of the articles I'd linked too. I was frustated that it didn't show me, even though that's what it was supposed to do. –  frumbert Jan 8 at 22:14

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